Unusual Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The very first thing your primary care doctors at The Medical Group of South Florida do when you come in for a visit is check your blood pressure. That’s because high blood pressure can cause heart attacks and strokes, and rarely produces detectable symptoms in sufferers until it has done serious damage. Other associated illnesses … Continued

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Is Diet Soda Unhealthy?

It looks as though water may be your best bet for quenching your thirst. A new study published last month in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, found that people who drink at least one artificially sweetened soda a day appear to have almost three times the risk for stroke or dementia compared to someone … Continued

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Is SNORING harmless

Snoring: Harmless or Hazardous?

Approximately 30% of the adult population snores. You’ve heard all the reports about the relationship between snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the condition that cuts off breathing many times during the night, and the resultant oxygen lack that has been strongly linked to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes. Although OSA has gotten a … Continued

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cortisol stress hormone

Stress, Cortisol and Your Health

For years you’ve heard about the effects of stress on your body, but you may not have known precisely how it works to sabotage your health. Your primary care physicians at The Medical Group of South Florida want to focus on cortisol, the so-called “stress hormone,” and its impact on nearly every part of your … Continued

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